Top Christmas Markets You Must Visit in Dubai

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 21 December 2021 Last update: Thursday، 21 December 2023
Top Christmas Markets You Must Visit in Dubai

We can’t be more thrilled that Christmas markets in Dubai are finally back. These markets are probably the best way to celebrate the season with family and friends.

We’ve gathered some of our favourite Christmas Markets in Dubai.

Winter Garden at Habtoor Palace

When: Until December 31 (5pm to midnight.)

Located outside the Al Habtoor City. There are many acitivites to enjoy with the little ones. Ofcourse, food and beverage will also be available to enjoy.

Winter Garden, Habtoor Palace Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 435 5555. lxrhotels3.hilton.com


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Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market

When: Until December 30

The annual Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market returns this December where visitors will step into an enchanting winter wonderland. There’s an immersive market with shopping and entertainment including a live band playing seasonal tunes.

Madinat Jumeirah Festive Market, Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh 1, Dec 16 to 30 Sun to Wed 3pm till late, Thur to Sat 12pm till late. jumeirah.com

Harbour Wonderland

When: Until December 30

Expect an ice rink, snow zone, a Santa meet and greet, festive stalls, games and more.

Entrance is free.

Harbour Wonderland, Dubai Harbour, Dubai Marina, daily until Dec 30 2pm to 11pm. @Dubaiharbour

JLT Festive Market

When: Until December 23

JLT Festive Market is located between Clusters P and Q and it opens from 4pm to 10pm. The market is free to visit but register here.

JLT Festive Market, JLT Park Amphitheatre, between Cluster P and Q, until Dec 23 4pm to 10pm. dmcc.ae


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Nakheel Mall Festive Village

When: Until January 2, 2022

Locates on Nakheel Mall’s rooftop. It offers VR games, an ice rink, and much more. There’s food and drinks. Open until January 2, 2022 from 4pm to 11pm only on the weekends.

Nakheel Mall, Center of Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Nakheel Mall rooftop, until Jan 2 4pm to 11pm on weekends. Tel: (800) 6254 335. @nakheelmallpalm

The Ripe Market

When: Until December 25 (every weekend)

From Friday from 9am to 9pm and on Saturday from 10am to 9pm from November 26 to December 25.  You’ll find Santa’s grotto, wreath-making workshops, gingerbread decorating and much more.

The Ripe Market, Academy Park, Umm Sequim, Dubai. All weekends from Nov 26 to Dec 25, Fri (9am to 9pm) and Sat (10am to 9pm). Tel: (0)4 315 7000. @ripemarket

Bab Al Shams

When: Until December 21

Considered the biggest festive-themed desert market. Taking place daily between 6pm and 10pm, and priced at Dhs50 entry, you’ll find live music and entertainment including daily carols, stalls selling gifts and a 40-foot tall Christmas tree.

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort, Al Qudra Road, Dec 10 onwards. Tel: (0)4 809 6100. babalshams.com/festive